IPC board to meet ahead of General Assembly

Meeting will be held in Bonn from 22-23 October 22 Oct 2019
A group of six men and women standing behind a group of seven men and women
Members of the IPC Governing Board during the 82nd IPC GB Meeting held in Rome
ⒸAugusto Bizzi

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board will begin its third and final in-person meeting of 2019 in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday (22 October).

Key topics on the agenda include an update on preparations for Tokyo 2020 and initial discussions around the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games masterplan.  The Board will also discuss the motions that have been put forward by the IPC membership at this weekend’s (26-27 October) General Assembly which will also be held in the city.

Other topics the Governing Board will discuss and be updated on include:

•    IPC Membership matters
•    IPC Athletes’ Council
•    IPC budgets through to the Financial Year 2021
•    Audit of the sports governed by the IPC
•    Analysis of competition entry fees
•    Classification compliance and intentional misrepresentation
•    Operations and risk register
•    IPC Executive and department reports
•    IPC Sport Science and Research Committee
•    IPC Human Rights Strategy
Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: “We have a packed agenda to get through with the Board and a lot of topics that will lead to much discussion and debate.  It is fitting that this meeting will be held in the IPC’s home city of Bonn as we celebrate two significant landmarks in the organisation’s history.  In addition to celebrating our 30th anniversary, we will also be marking the IPC’s 20th year in Bonn.

“Although this is our third in-person Board meeting of the year, in order to make the group more effective in 2019 we have also staged several conference calls in the last months which have enabled us to tackle more subjects and be more productive.”

Around 500 members and key stakeholders of the Paralympic Movement are expected in Bonn this week for a range of activities to celebrate the IPC’s 30th anniversary.  In addition to the Board meeting and General Assembly, there will be an IPC Media and Marketing Summit, IPC Conference, the 2019 Paralympic Sport and Media Awards and a special Gala Dinner to mark three decades of the IPC.